Residents will soon have full access to the building at the Rolla Public Library

Rolla’s public library will once again offer residents full access to the building after its building temporarily closed and services were cut last year due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in the region.

Citing the recent decrease in transmission of COVID-19 in the community, Rolla Public Library Director Rebecca Buckley said the library would resume full access to buildings from Monday, March 29. as well as the library’s TechConnect technology loan program.

All guests over 10 should wear masks and limit their visits to 30 minutes or less to help with social distancing in certain small public spaces. Library users who are unwilling or unable to wear a mask will be encouraged to use the library’s popular service, Buckley said.

The Rolla Public Library will resume normal opening hours from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, at its location in downtown Rolla at 900 N. Pine St.

According to Buckley, in a press release Monday, curbside services will continue to include pickup for print, fax and copy, book / DVD package options, and Grab ‘n craft bags. Go.

Residents can visit or the Rolla Public Library’s Facebook page for detailed instructions on the library’s curbside procedures.

Residents will have access to WiFi inside and outside the library during normal office hours. According to Buckley, hotspots, smart tablets and Chromebooks can also be loaned to cardholders in good standing.

Customers can call 573-364-2604 or email the library at [email protected] for assistance.

“The health of library staff, patrons and the local community remains a high priority for the Rolla Public Library and its board of trustees,” Buckley said in Monday’s press release. “Staff will always wear masks, quarantine returned items and frequently clean surfaces and equipment to keep their customers and community safe. “

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